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Houston Conwill, Whose Sculptures Celebrated Black Culture, Dies at 69 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/arts/design/houston-conwill-dead-sculptor.html?_r=1 #artnews

Houston Conwill, Whose Sculptures Celebrated Black Culture, Dies at 69 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/arts/design/houston-conwill-dead-sculptor.html?_r=1 #artnews

Wadsworth Aikens Jarrell (born November 20, 1929) is an African -American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1958 with a degree in advertising art and graphic design. He earned a MFA degree from Howard University, focusing on African culture, specifically the Senufo people.

Wadsworth Aikens Jarrell (born November 20, 1929) is an African -American painter, sculptor, and printmaker. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1958 with a degree in advertising art and graphic design. He earned a MFA degree from Howard University, focusing on African culture, specifically the Senufo people.

Florida A&M alum Lev T Mills is a sculptor, painter and installation artist.  He is an art professor at Spelman and created the design for the  Coretta Scott King Book Award

Florida A&M alum Lev T Mills is a sculptor, painter and installation artist. He is an art professor at Spelman and created the design for the Coretta Scott King Book Award

George Nock's hands look ordinary. They're not. Ask his football teammates at Morgan State, where he carried the ball for four years during the Bears' 31-game win streak in the 1960s.    Better yet, admire the sculptures those hands have shaped, bronze beauties that have sold for as much as $30,000 and made Nock a celebrated artist.

Catching Up With ... former Morgan State, NFL running back George Nock

George Nock's hands look ordinary. They're not. Ask his football teammates at Morgan State, where he carried the ball for four years during the Bears' 31-game win streak in the 1960s. Better yet, admire the sculptures those hands have shaped, bronze beauties that have sold for as much as $30,000 and made Nock a celebrated artist.

AT A TIME WHEN MOST ARTISTS are in the sunset of their careers, Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was on the rise. She was recognized for her expressive abstract paintings, her exuberant use of color and the technical acumen with which she executed patterns. In 1972, the 1st woman to earn an art degree from Howard became the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

AT A TIME WHEN MOST ARTISTS are in the sunset of their careers, Alma Thomas (1891-1978) was on the rise. She was recognized for her expressive abstract paintings, her exuberant use of color and the technical acumen with which she executed patterns. In 1972, the 1st woman to earn an art degree from Howard became the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Lois Mailou Jones (1905–1998), an “African American artist who persevered through racial and gender discrimination to carve out a career as both a gifted educator and   exceptional artist.”

Lois Mailou Jones (1905–1998), an “African American artist who persevered through racial and gender discrimination to carve out a career as both a gifted educator and exceptional artist.”

Varnette Patricia Honeywood

Varnette Patricia Honeywood

In 1951, Yvonne Clark became the first woman at Howard University to complete her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree. She became a licensed professional engineer and was the first woman to receive a master's degree in engineering management from Vanderbilt University. Clark became the first female faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University. #BlackHistory #HowardUniversity #HBCU

In 1951, Yvonne Clark became the first woman at Howard University to complete her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree. She became a licensed professional engineer and was the first woman to receive a master's degree in engineering management from Vanderbilt University. Clark became the first female faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University. #BlackHistory #HowardUniversity #HBCU

Howard University College of Fine Arts graduates Taraji P . Henson (C' 95) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (C '89 ) appear in the Sanaa Hamri directed film Something New (2006) (Vogue.it).

Howard University College of Fine Arts graduates Taraji P . Henson (C' 95) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (C '89 ) appear in the Sanaa Hamri directed film Something New (2006) (Vogue.it).

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